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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
Betting firm SportPesa have officially stopped operating in Kenya.

Ghana, Kenya tweak mobile money charges

As part of measures to reduce handling of cash amid the coronavirus pandemic, Telecom operators in Ghana have agreed with the Bank of Ghana, BoG, to waive charges on a certain amount of transaction.
The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.

Senate hails NCC’s achievements in service delivery, bridging access gaps

The Senate Committee on Communications has said that it was impressed by the various regulatory interventions which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken to ensure improved service delivery and bridging access gaps in the country.
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NCC deactivates 2.2 million SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million Improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards across Telecommunication networks nationwide.
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Ali Pantami, yesterday, insisted that it is the duty of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to collect Stamp Duty for the Federal government instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), saying it is selfish and an injustice trying to deny NIPOST of collecting the duty

Minister: FIRS collecting 7.5 percent VAT on calls, SMS

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, said the 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax deductions on voice calls and text messages fell under the purview of Federal Inland Revenue Service.

NCC to review mechanism for addressing consumer complaints

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday inaugurated a committee to harmonise existing consumer outreach programmes.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Federal government warns against damaging critical national infrastructure

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami has called on Nigerians, particularly states, to protect communication infrastructure in the country with a view to preventing them from being vandalised by criminal elements.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC: 150 million Nigerians risk financial fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday warned that over 150 million Nigerians in the financial system risk being defrauded through telecommunications platforms.
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Minister directs NCC to address issues of automatic voicemails on existing phonelines

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to immediately ensure that issues regarding automatic voicemails are addressed on all existing phone lines in the country.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Communications minister orders deactivation of voicemails on existing phone lines

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the deactivation of voicemail services on all existing phone lines in the country.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Data cost reduction: Minister extends deadline as NCC intervenes

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has extended the deadline given to telecom operators to review the cost of data downwards.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

NCC sets plan to reduce cost of data, halt illegal deductions

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working to resolve and implement the Federal Government’s directive on the challenges of illegal data deductions and to review the cost of data downward in the country.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

Data subscription: NCC set to reduce price

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working to resolve and implement the Federal Government’s directive on the challenges of illegal data deductions and to review the cost of data downward in the country.

NCC: Why we crashed USSD price cap

Today’s global economy is increasingly dependent on mobile technology. This is not just for telecommunications services but also for a number of other services offered by adjacent industries.
Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

Telecoms operators blast NCAA over plan to demolish 7000 masts

Telecommunications operators have blasted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over its threat to demolish about 7000 mast, largely owned by Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) service providers in the country.

NCC: More subscribers left Glo in February

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday said that telecommunications operators carried out 14,639 Mobile Number Portability activities in February 2019.

NCC moves to criminalise sale of pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it is working with the National Assembly to criminalise mobile phones sim card infractions.

NCC resumes ‘Do Not Disturb’ directive

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it has resumed the direction to Mobile Network Operators on Do-Not-Disturb, after a temporary suspension.

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PPPRA fixes petrol ex-depot price for N138.62

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Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

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Zamfara schools to resume August 9

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NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.